Kennesaw State’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which is
coordinated by the University’s Office of Multicultural Student Retention
Services, will feature Young’s address and a book signing.
The celebration also features a
“Day of Impact” on Jan. 18. The day’s activities include community service
projects at Kennesaw Mountain and MUST Ministries, as well as an opportunity
for area high school students to experience a day in the life of a college
Interested students and community residents can join in the “Day of Impact” at http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/msrs/day.htmlAndrew Young has worked for civil and human rights throughout his career and served as a U.S. congressman, United Nations ambassador and mayor of Atlanta.
During the Civil Rights era, Young worked alongside King as a key strategist and negotiator in the movement’s Birmingham and Selma campaigns. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1972, the first African-American elected from the Deep South since Reconstruction.
President Jimmy Carter appointed Young to serve as the nation’s first African-American ambassador to the United Nations in 1977.
As co-chair of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, he oversaw the city’s Centennial Olympic Games. He also has worked to promote investment in Africa through GoodWorks International.
Andrew Young's address will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., at Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center (Doors open at 5:15 p.m.). His book signing will immediately follow the program in the Student Center, University Rooms.